Books and Papers Tomás Swett 25.08.2013

The Vertical Green Facades in Office Buildings

The current energy consumption of office building is worrying. One of the main factors is the cooling system demanded to achieve comfortable spaces. In Continental Mediterranean climates, this demand is increasing by the climatic factors. The high heat gains in offices building aggravate even more this problem. Thus, the efficient and adaptability of facades are highly relevant to decrease the solar gains and reduce the inside temperature. The “vertical green” systems help to improve the thermal performance and quality of indoor spaces. This research aims to study the continental Mediterranean climate and office buildings´ requirements and analyse which is the best “vertical green” system to improve the performance of office building facades in this climate.

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